Do I Have a Valid Claim If My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer?

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In order to achieve the best possible outcome, ovarian cancer patients need to be treated as soon as possible. There are some circumstances where a medical professional has failed to diagnose their patient with ovarian cancer. This can happen if a doctor does not listen to the patient’s complaints, incorrectly reads test results, or takes too long to refer the patient to a specialist. No matter the circumstances, if you believe that your doctor has failed to diagnose ovarian cancer in a timely matter, continue reading and reach out to our experienced medical malpractice attorney today to learn how we can assist you in filing a claim.

What can happen if a doctor fails to diagnose ovarian cancer in a timely fashion?

It is essential to begin cancer treatment as soon as possible. The earlier ovarian cancer is detected in a patient, the better. Getting a late diagnosis for ovarian cancer can lead to cancer spreading to other parts of the body. The patient may never be able to fully recover after a late diagnosis. The following are the serious consequences of a delayed cancer diagnosis:

  • Diminished quality of life
  • Several invasive procedures
  • Lower chances of the patient鈥檚 survival

If this has happened to you, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a medical malpractice claim against your doctor.

How long will I have to take legal action against my doctor in New York City?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to take legal action against the negligent doctor who failed to diagnose ovarian cancer in a timely fashion in a medical malpractice claim. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York City is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of the failure to diagnose cancer to take legal action. Failure to file your claim within this time period can result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. It is best to take legal action as soon as possible and bring attention to your claim by contacting an experienced medical malpractice attorney. To begin this process, reach out to our skilled firm to learn how we can assist you in holding your doctor accountable for their actions. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.